Writing credits for the song are shared by Don Felder (music), Don Henley, and Glenn Frey (verses). The Eagles’ original recording of the song features Henley singing the lead vocals and concludes with a broadened section of electric guitar interplay amongst Felder and Joe Walsh. If you do, let’s take this On a dark desert highway cool wind in my hair shirt, it’s verse in this song. The song was awarded the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1978. The verses of the song have been given various interpretations by fans and commentators alike, the Eagles themselves depicted the song as their “interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles”.